Review: Coming to us courtesy of Get Human, we get to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 'Ripgroove' in style, with the original pair linking up with an expansion pack of an EP, featuring nine sizzling recreations, opening up with a 2022 Reimagination edit and then a club mix to follow. We then sweep into 'The Directors Cut', an alternative edit that provides us with spooky string lines and even more rhythmic madness, before the Double 99 vs 10 Below remix pulls the original classic themes into the modern day with a bulbous garage rebuild. Bristol's own Daffy then gets his hands on the project to deliver a gnarly overhaul, doused in grizzly bass energy, before the super electronic synthy switchups of the 'Ewan McVicar Drop For 34 Knots' mix are let loose. To round off with then see an original vocal edit, a totally re-recorded version and then both of those combined to see out this classic celebration in style.
Review: There are classic UK dance tunes and then there are CLASSIC UK dance tunes. For many eras, Double 99 & Top Cat's 'Ripgroove' has been an absolute cornerstone in underground dance culture, with this new box of remixes celebrating 25 years of the track's wonderful existence. First up a half-time edit arrives, with themes similar to grime, dubstep and breaks all being layered together, before the 'Club Mix' strips the above back into a much more sub-driven roller. Next, 'The Directors Cut' edition sees a more cinematic take on the original, focussing on potent string stabs and harder hitting subs, before a much more UKG-inspired finishing move as we take in the 'Double 99 vs 10 Below remix', giving us a big dash of variation to close out this fabulous celebration.